If you're a stylish mama searching for fashionable and practical clothing that makes breastfeeding easier, you've come to the right place. Finding pieces that are comfortable, functional and effortless are so important but are not always the easiest thing to find. 

In this guide, we're sharing the best breastfeeding-friendly clothes that combine style and functionality, so be sure to keep reading! From chic nursing tops to dresses, bras, and pyjamas, we've got everything you need to elevate your nursing wardrobe. And for an exclusive collection of the best breastfeeding-friendly clothes, be sure to check out our top picks here.

Let's explore the world of stylish and comfortable nursing wear that'll help you feel confident and fabulous, starting with the question on everyone's mind: what clothes are good for breastfeeding?

Materials To Look For

Choosing the right fabrics is an important part of creating a functional and sophisticated breastfeeding wardrobe. Stretchy materials such as spandex, elastane, and jersey are essential in nursing clothing. These fabrics are flexible, adaptable, and comfortable to accommodate your changing body during pregnancy and beyond.

In addition to stretchy fabrics, easy-to-clean materials that can withstand frequent washing without sacrificing quality or shape are essential. Cotton, for example, is an excellent stain-resistant fabric that also provides breathability and comfort, especially in warmer weather. Avoiding fabrics that wrinkle easily or ones that are not forgiving will mean one less thing to worry about when you already have your hands full.

What to Look For In Breastfeeding Tops

Featuring Our Byron Top - Navy

When it comes to nursing friendly tops, comfort and functionality are key. But let’s face it, you still want to look your best. Choosing the right style can make all the difference in your breastfeeding experience. With a wide variety of styles, necklines, colours, and patterns available, be sure to always look for discreet openings that allow for easy nursing access while maintaining coverage. A deeper or wider neckline, buttons, even wrap around styles are always good choices. 

For those seeking high-quality nursing tops, our Byron Top  is an excellent choice. Thoughtfully designed with nursing mums in mind, the Byron Top features an off-shoulder style that can be pulled down for effortless breastfeeding. Explore the collection now.

Breastfeeding Friendly Clothes

Featuring Our Alex Dress - Blue Spot

When it comes to nursing-friendly clothes, it's not just about tops. Other items, such as shrugs, can also be a practical and stylish addition to your breastfeeding wardrobe. Shrugs can help keep your baby warm in colder weather without the need to remove them while nursing, making them a convenient choice for mums on the go.

For additional coverage, you can pair any top or dress with a cami to make nursing more comfortable and discreet. Camis offer an extra layer of protection and make it easy to nurse without the need to remove your entire top.

One standout piece from our nursing-friendly collection is the Alex Dress. With its flowy and comfortable design and discreet nursing opening for easy access, this dress can be styled to tackle any occasion. You can pair it with a shrug when you need an additional layer or with a cami for more coverage. Discover why our Alex Dress tops our list for nursing-friendly clothes here.

Breastfeeding Outfits

Featuring Our Military Jumpsuit - Black

One of the best ways to put together stylish and functional breastfeeding outfits is to choose pieces that are easy to nurse in, and pair them with a comfortable layer. Jumpsuits are an excellent choice for nursing mothers because they are a complete look without sacrificing comfort or style. Furthermore, jumpsuits provide full coverage, making them an ideal choice for nursing in public.

If you're looking for a nursing-friendly romper, our Military Jumpsuit should be high on your list. This standout piece combines a trendy and edgy look with practicality and comfort. You can view this lovely piece here.

Nursing Clothes For Breastfeeding: Dresses

Featuring Our Fresia Dress - Blush

Dresses are an essential part of any new mum's wardrobe, providing both style and comfort for a range of occasions, when you don’t have time to fuss with a complicated look. Nursing-friendly dresses, designed specifically for breastfeeding moms,are specifically designed with accessibility in mind, which makes nursing effortless while maintaining coverage.

Talking about dresses for mums, you've got to check out our Fresia Dress. This remarkable option for nursing mums is versatile, stylish and functional. Made with high-quality materials and attention to detail, its timeless design and comfortable fit make it perfect for breastfeeding mum. Whether paired with heels, sneakers, or sandals, the Fresia Dress provides a fashionable and functional option.

Dealing with Breastmilk Stains

Breastmilk stains can be a challenge for nursing mums, but they're an unavoidable part of the journey. Leaks and spills happen, and those tenacious stains can ruin a beloved garment.  However, with the right techniques and strategies, you can minimise the impact of breastmilk stains and keep your nursing clothes looking their best.

How To Tackle Breastmilk Stains

When it comes to breastmilk stains, time is of the essence. The sooner you take action, the better the chances are of removing the stain completely. 

  • Start by rinsing the affected area with cold water to remove excess milk and prevent the stain from setting. 
  • Pre-treat the stain with a safe and effective stain remover that won't damage the fabric. 
  • For stubborn stains, try using a solution of equal parts vinegar and water, let it sit for a few minutes, sprinkle some baking soda over the stain, and gently scrub with a soft-bristled brush.
  • Once you've treated the stain, wash the area with cold water and launder as usual. 
  • Don't forget to check the care instructions on your garment and use the recommended cleaning method for your specific fabric. 

Looking Out For Your Baby's Skin

When dealing with breastmilk stains, it's critical to be mindful of the products you use to treat them. Bleach and highly irritant stain removers can harm your baby's sensitive skin as well as your clothes. Using safer, more natural stain removers like vinegar or baking soda can be a great alternative. By doing so, you can keep your baby's skin happy and healthy while also keeping your clothes looking like new.

How To Prevent Breastmilk Stains

Breastmilk stains can be inconvenient for busy mums, which is why prevention is essential. Fortunately, there are numerous products available to help you avoid stains entirely. Nursing pads, for example, are an excellent choice for women who experience leakage while breastfeeding. These pads can be placed inside your bra to absorb excess milk and keep it from soaking through your clothes.

Burp cloths and bibs are also essential for containing the inevitable spit-up and drool stains. Toss one of these absorbent cloths over your shoulder or place on your baby's chest to catch messes before they reach your clothing. 

Prepare With The Right Accessories

In addition to taking preventive measures with nursing pads, bibs, and burp cloths, having the right accessories on hand can help minimise the risk of breastmilk stains ruining your nursing clothes. 

  • Stain removal wipes are perfect for quick clean-ups, whether you're at home or out and about. Keep them in your diaper bag so they’re always within reach. 
  • Stain remover pens are lifesavers for those unexpected spots when you aren’t able to immediately treat or rinse the stain.
  • For stubborn stains, a soft-bristled brush can gently scrub away the stain without damaging the fabric. 
  • Using a pre-treatment stain remover on soiled clothes before washing can also help prevent stains from setting in. 
  • Finally, using laundry detergents with enzyme action can effectively break down proteins and remove breastmilk stains during regular washing.

Freez Has It All

Featuring Our Cheetah Dress - Black

As a nursing mother, having the right wardrobe is essential for both comfort and convenience, and it’s going to help you feel confident and beautiful, even on those days when you need an extra boost. With our selection of nursing-friendly clothes, you can take the worry of finding the right pieces to make it easier while breastfeeding your little one. Freez has it all, from stylish tops with discreet openings to comfortable jumpsuits and dresses with easy access, all at affordable prices. 

Plus, with our commitment to quality materials and attention to detail, you can trust that our clothes will last you through many nursing sessions to come. So, what are you waiting for? Check out our collection of nursing-friendly clothes at freez.com.au and make your breastfeeding journey as stylish and comfortable as possible.

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